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Jamie Bell: Tintin Might Be Gay

Nightlife.ca asks Jamie Bell, who voices Tintin in the forthcoming Steven Spielberg adaptation, whether he thinks Tintin is gay:

Bell“I mean, I think that there’s always been that conversation; there’s always been that argument. No one has ever said no to that argument; there’s nothing definitive, so I mean, it’s up in the air. It’s an interesting question, because there is a lack of women and females in the entire Tintin universe; there’s only one and she’s represented as this annoying person who is singing all the time and bugs everyone [Ed’s Note: La Castafiore]. So there’s more mythology and curiosity about that. In all fairness, marriage and relationships aren’t really on his radar, though; he’s got bigger fish to fry and a larger treasure to find.”

It's certainly something that has been discussed, however.

If you missed the full Tintin trailer, it's HERE.

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  1. Jamie is lookin' quite adorable!

    Posted by: sparks | Dec 14, 2011 7:06:50 PM


  2. Wait... was Jamie Bell in a recent episode of The Amazing Race that had the massive TinTin product placement/promo in it? There was a guy standing on a street corner in TinTin costume, and I swear it was this guy. If so, I don't remember them saying it was the actor who voiced TinTin. But maybe I wasn't paying attention.

    Posted by: Mark in Portland | Dec 14, 2011 7:18:47 PM


  3. A fictional character's name ruins what would be a very hot headline.

    Posted by: Josh | Dec 14, 2011 7:20:59 PM


  4. @Mark: Jamie Bell is an accomplished actor (he played Billy Elliott in the screen version as a child) and he wasn't just the 'actor who voiced TinTin' – they used motion capture techniques similar to Avatar, so it was all acted/performed.

    And no, I saw that episode of TAR and it definitely wasn't him. That guy on the street was much older than Jamie Bell (and less attractive) - he was a local of whatever country they were in.

    Posted by: Dale | Dec 14, 2011 8:51:06 PM


  5. Any excuse to put up a picture of Jamie is a good one...

    Cute, talented and, apparently, open minded... what an awesome combination :p

    Posted by: Ryan | Dec 14, 2011 10:32:51 PM


  6. Tintin sure got more buff than he used to be.

    Posted by: BobN | Dec 15, 2011 12:42:38 AM


  7. Forget about that excessively snarky British columnist's post about the sexuality of Tintin. Every Gay man should own a complete set of his original adventures, and here's why:

    http://christthegaymartyr.blogspot.com/2009/05/tintin-uncloseted-part-one.html

    http://christthegaymartyr.blogspot.com/2009/05/tintin-uncloseted-part-two.html

    http://christthegaymartyr.blogspot.com/2009/05/tintin-uncloseted-part-three.html

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Dec 15, 2011 4:18:23 PM


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